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* Posts by Vaughan 1

14 posts • joined 22 Jun 2010

Feds smash internet drug bazaar Silk Road, say they'll KEELHAUL 'Dread Pirate Roberts'

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Inconceivable - I see what you did there :)

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Re: Not as bad as depicted

Lies, damned lies and statistics

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Kim Dotcom quits Mega to head new political party, fight extradition

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Re: Not a NZ Citizen = not an MP

What I find ironic is that none of the media here in NZ have actually pointed this out, they have been reporting it as if he will be running for a seat in parliment

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Divers nearly DEVOURED by HUNGRY SEA BEASTS

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Diver 1: Don't worry, whales only eat sardines

Sardines: Swim away!

Diver 2: Oh look, sardines

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Boffins, Tunnel Tigers and Scotland's world-first power mountain

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Re: If you're on the other side of the world

Manapouri is awesome, well worth a visit. I wanted to go have a look at this one but guess which month i was in Scotland....

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Australia gets a space strategy

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Re: Bruce in Spaceeeeeee............

Bruce of course

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Russia slashes space station ship trip to just six hours

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Re: I know why

I can just see the headlines now "Astronauts End Up In Lake After Following Wrong Sat Nav Instructions"

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Drones, sub-hunting planes to attack cyber-Chinese army

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Re: No chance

Damn, now I am trying to think what novel that was in but was definitely set in Greenland/Iceland

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Australia, US agree to space junk talks

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I read it more like "we like this idea and know its a problem but still want to be allowed to blow your satellites up if we don't like you this week'

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Good idea! Since it would be used to shuttle things between Earth and space we need a name that suits its function...... I know! it could be called a Space Shuttle!

oh wait......

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NASA unveils its chosen Shuttle successor

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"SRBs have not given any trouble in Shuttle service, either" Ummmm, are you forgetting Challenger?

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LightSquared offers low-power olive branch to GPS

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Re: Somebody doesn't know math I believe!

The lightsquared signal might only be -30dBm but the signal strength of the GPS signals is somewhere around -120dBm, which is a huge difference. The problem is that the lightsquared signal will saturate the input filters of the GPS Rx causing loss of signal.

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Apple TV stripdown reveals mystery solder pads

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More likely test interface

Looking at the high res photos on iFixit of the dock connector pads it looks like they are used for bed of nails type testing during production as you can see clearly small needle like marks on each pad. This does make sense in that for development they can fit a dock connector to make things easy but then remove it in production, relying on a bed of nails setup.

It also looks like the dock connector might clash with the screw hole beside it as the plug appears wider than the footprint for the connector.

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Apple iOS4 upgrade adds multitasking, folders... and pain

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RE

I had the same thing happen, turned out it was my antivirus software realtime scanner stuffing things up, turned it off and the update raced through.

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